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Caste : Oxford India Short Introductions,9780198089360

Caste : Oxford India Short Introductions

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9780198089360

ISBN10:
0198089368
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/13/2013
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

TheOxford India Short Introductionsare concise, stimulating, and accessible guides to different aspects of India. Combining authoritative analysis, new ideas, and diverse perspectives, they discuss subjects which are topical yet enduring, as also emerging areas of study and debate. The highly complex, dynamic, and enduring social reality of caste in India remains an anathema for social theorists. Combining up-to-date research with accessible and systematic exposition, this short introduction provides an exciting synoptic view of all the main aspects and dimensions of caste in India today. Looking at caste as tradition, as a constitutive element in power politics, and its inherent strands of humiliation and contestation in modern times, this book covers the many themes and issues around the lived reality of caste in India. It will prove indispensable for scholars, students, and general readers interested in this all-pervasive element of Indian social life.

Author Biography


Surinder S. Jodhka is Professor of Sociology and Chair, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Table of Contents


Preface
1. Caste as Tradition
2. Caste as Power
3. Caste as Humiliation
4. Contesting Caste: From Below, From Above
5. Caste Today
Postscript
References
Index


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